Wedding Stationery Advice

5 Tips To Increase Your Wedding RSVP Response Rate!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the majority of your wedding planning you will likely have heard how frustrating it is to get people to RSVP! Many guests may simply open the invitation, stick it on their fridge and then they forget about it until you chase them up. Of course chasing up X amount of wedding guests takes time and is not ideal so close to the big day. So, we have come up with 5 ways to increase your wedding RSVP response rate…

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1. Give them options – provide your guests with several options on how to RSVP to you. Include a pre-addresses RSVP card, an email address and your telephone number. By giving them options they should have no excuses such as postage costs, RSVP’s getting ‘lost’ in the post or anything else!

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7 Ways To Save Money on Your Wedding Stationery

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Of course as wedding stationers we love seeing a couple order every wedding stationery item under the sun BUT we know that weddings are very expensive and sometimes saving money on your wedding stationery is a must. So, as the professionals we are here to help advise you on how best to save money on your wedding stationery. Aren’t we just lovely?

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Photography by Georgi Mabee – Ivy Ellens Millie Menu Card

So first things first, yes there are couples who completely DIY their wedding stationery but we do feel that you can still save money on your wedding stationery by having it done proffessionaly or at least mostly done! So here are our top tips…

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Ivy Ellen’s Top Tips for Sending Your Wedding Invitations

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Wedding planning can be super stressful – we know that! So here is a very important checklist, just for you. Sending your wedding invitations may seem like a doddle but in reality theres quite a bit to think about! Of course we may be a little biased but we think this is one of the most important parts of your planning so don’t worry – we have all the details right here…

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Wedding Address Labels

Don’t fancy handwriting out 70 guest addresses? Didn’t think so! Why not invest a little extra money into your stationery budget and have all your guest adressess’ printed onto address labels for you. It’s quick and easy to send over the adresses to us here at Ivy Ellen, we will then print them onto labels all ready for you to simply stick and send. All our labels are currently clear but here is a sneak peek at some of our new design driven labels to match your wedding invitations! Read the rest of this entry »


Top 10 Invitations For A Valentines Day Wedding

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Next Sunday is the 14th February, traditionally known as valentines day. A day filled with love, romance and alot of chocolate! Although over the years the day has become very commercialised it all started with Saint Valentine  – it is thought that Saint Valentine of Rome was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. According to legend, during his imprisonment, he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. The story also goes on to state that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell. So a declaration of love – what better theme for a valentines day wedding?

 Hearts Galore

Up first we have our brand new Hearts Galore belly band wedding invitation. These romantic belly band invites are perfect for the ultimate sweetheart valentines day wedding! The soft confetti style watercolour design is both modern and vintage looking. We love the soft rounded edges and pink striped ribbon. From only £1.95. Read the rest of this entry »


The Meaning Behind Colourful Wedding Invitations

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Choosing your wedding day colour scheme can be one of the trickiest decisions you’ll make throughout the planning of your big day. Often brides will simply go for a colour they like and work from there but what do these colours really represent? One of the best ways to bring your colour scheme into the wedding is through your choice of colourful wedding invitations. Here at Ivy Ellen we have have over 192 colours to choose from but do you know what your chosen colour is saying about you? See our top picks below and the secret meanings behind them…

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White Wedding Invitations

Okay so we’ll start with perhaps the least daring of our colourful wedding invitations, white. Some may argue that it technically isn’t a colour but all the same we have included it! Shimmer is our brightest white wedding invitation, perfect for a traditional or modern day. White is of course symbolic of purity, innocence and fresh beginnings. People who are attracted to the colour are said to be honest, stubborn and occasionally shy. From just £2.90 we love our Shimmer wedding invitation and hope you do too!

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Ivy Ellen Launch New Colour Pop Wedding Stationery for 2015

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Colour Pop wedding stationery – we LOVE it – do you? More and more brides are pushing the boundaries with their wedding colours and these fun and vibrant invites are far from the ‘norm’. These gorgeous wedding invitations have been created from original artworks and paintings by artist Jo Corner. Printed on the finest 350gsm coordinating heavyweight board there is a full range of wedding stationery items to choose from including: Save the Dates, RSVP cards, Menu cards, Order of Service cards, Place cards, Table numbers, Bunting and Thank You cards. This stunning new colour pop wedding stationery range includes: Fade, Peacock Wash and Splash, you can see them online at http://ivyellenweddinginvitations.co.uk/

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Peacock Wash banner - Colour Pop Wedding Stationery

Fade Banner - Colour Pop Wedding Stationery

Colour Pop continues to be a very popular look with the more modern and alternative brides. Influenced from the US, these three new designs are fun, colourful and work great as extra table decoration on the day. Using our new belly band style these are ideal for a DIY wedding too. They also make a fantastic choice for those looking to save money on their wedding plans, as our new invitations start at just £1.20. Read the rest of this entry »


Ivy Ellen’s Top 5 Traditional Wedding Invitations

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Traditional wedding invitations are not boring – we promise you! Traditional wedding invitations are elegant, classic and timeless.  Using soft ivory’s and creams with dashes of gold and black, this traditional theme is oh so chic. However with so many wedding invitations styles and designs for you to choose from we decided t narrow it down a little. Here we have our top 5 traditional wedding invitations…

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Custom Wedding Invitations and Personalisation Options

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Are you looking for some fabulously unique custom wedding invitations – if so then look no further as we love working with couples to tailor our invites for their ideas. Ivy Ellen pride ourselves on offering brides bespoke look stationery without the bespoke price. We can do this by offering you dozens of personalisation options and working with each couple in detail to gain the look they want. We even offer a special D.I.Y service so that you can have complete control of your stationery! Creating custom wedding invitations needn’t be difficult or stressful, simply give us a call on 0203 034 1200 or email hello@ivyellen.com where we can then discuss exactly what you want and work from there. You can even come visit us (by appointment only) at our Studio in Hove, East Sussex. Read on below for all the details on our custom wedding invitations and more…

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The Symbolism Behind Butterfly Wedding Invitations

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Many people believe that most animals have some kind of symbolism when used in design or art. For example a Lion means courage, bravery and passion whilst a Dolphin reflects peace and harmony within. This is why we think that the symbolism behind your wedding invitations should truly reflect your big day too, here at Ivy Ellen we have 4 beautiful butterfly wedding invitations which we think would be just perfect.

Did you know that the butterfly represents change, a new life and transformation. All of these symbols can relate to your wedding day, as you embark on a new life with your partner your relationship will transform and grow. Evolving from just a simple smile or text message to this very day – planning your wedding.

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DIY Wedding Invitations Tutorial: Belly Bands

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Belly band wedding invitations. You may have heard this word a lot recently when looking at your wedding stationery and you may even be looking to order some yourselves (we obviously suggest that you do). Our belly band wedding invitations look fantastic, are practical and unique all at once! When ordering our belly band invitations you will need to assemble the bands yourselves as they are partial DIY wedding invitations! Here we have a simple tutorial of images and steps explaining the best way to create your DIY wedding invitations and even a little vine!

Step 1: Ensure you have all the right pieces. You should have one clear round sticker, one ribbon/twine piece, one tag, one band and one invitation to make a full belly band invite. Show here is our Lavandula Belly Band Invite with Silver ribbon instead of twine. Read the rest of this entry »